1. Statue of Liberty
A gift from the French, the Statue of Liberty once greeted every immigrant coming into the United States.
2. Central Park
Take a walk through the world famous central park, which includes gardens, forest, hills, lakes and a very large lawn.
3. Times Square
Located right in the middle of the city, it is famous for its annual ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
4. 9/11 Memorial – Tribute WTC Visitor Center
Pay respect to the men and women victimized by one of the worst terrorist attacks ever.
5. Empire State
Go to the top of the tallest building in New York at 1,454 feet tall.
6. Grand Central Terminal
This railway station is the largest in the world with 44 platforms and 67 different tracks.
7. Rockefeller Center
This complex build by the Rockefeller family in the 1930’s, includes 19 commercial buildings all in the center of the city.
8. Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Ellis Island was the entrance to the U.S. that every immigrant had to go through. Visit the museum to learn about the immigration system and the history that surrounds it.
9. American Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1869, this museum contains a staggering 32 million specimens, of which only a small selection is showcased at a time.
10. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Housing over 2 million pieces of art and spanning every culture and time, there is plenty to see here.
11. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
View thousands of works of art in the most important museum of modern art in the world.
12. Bronx Zoo
Visit one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, with over 600 different species.
13. Top of the Rock
Located on the GE building, it is the best place for a panoramic view of the entire city.
14. New York Public Library
The second largest library in the country holds almost 53 million different items.
15. Federal Reserve Bank of New York
One of 12 federal reserves in the U.S., this one is by far the largest.
16. Chrysler Building
A beautiful example of Art Deco style architecture, this building was the tallest in the world until the Empire State Building was constructed.
17. St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Check out this awe-inspiring Roman Catholic Church built in a Neo-Gothic style.
18. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
The fourth largest church in the world also claims to be the biggest cathedral and angelical church.
19. Brooklyn Brewery
Have a beer at one of the largest breweries in the city.
20. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Rub elbows with hundreds of celebrities, all made of wax.
Have you been to any of these places? Which is your favorite?